Patriots sign rookie WR Jeremy Johnson

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Well, the Patriots have filled their open roster spot.

But they have not filled the vacancy with an experienced candidate.

The club has signed rookie wide receiver Jeremy Johnson, an undrafted free agent from SMU, the Patriots said Thursday.

Johnson (6-0, 179) caught 112 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns for SMU in 2013. He caught 10 passes or more in seven games, a single-season school record. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Johnson tried out for the Ravens in May.

Johnson’s addition gives the Patriots 12 wide receivers under contract.

11 responses to “Patriots sign rookie WR Jeremy Johnson

  1. I know he is a little small but how do you catch that many passes in one year and not get drafted in the later rounds at least

  2. Does Matthew Slater really have to make the team every year?
    Can’t play WR, can’t play CB and can’t play Safety, though at various times in his career he’s been listed as a positional player at all 3 spots. He’s made 3 Pro Bowls as a Special Teams ace but I’m not sure he’s even sure he ever led the team in ST tackles.
    But he’s an impressive, highly-intelligent kid with a recognizable last name.
    Personally, I think Kraft, Belichick and maybe even Goodell have post NFL career expectations for him. Possibly Players Union Chief or heck, even Commissioner some day.

  3. 179 pounds? Can he even carry his own pads let alone others? Clearly this guy has never seen a weight room. The majority of baseball players that are his height are bigger. Even soccer players. I guess he won’t have to worry about pulling a muscle.

  4. Hey, Vikes4reel – The Vikings have won one NFL Championship, in 1969, prior to the league’s merger with the American Football League (AFL). Since the merger, the team has played in four Super Bowls (IV, VIII, IX and XI), losing in each one. In addition, they have lost in their last five NFC Championship Game appearances since 1978. Their legacy is similar to the Jets. 1 big win before the league got better.

    Ummm, hurts to be a Vikes fan, doesn’t it.

  5. Rc33: I wish Slater could play safety, but apparently he can’t. But why you think BB would hurt his team to help someone’s career after he is done playing seems silly to me. I think its because teammates look to him as a leader. If I remember correctly he started being special teams captain very early in his career. On a team almost completely devoid of vocal leaders(i cant name another besides Brady) I think they need him in a way.

    Or maybe it just comes down to he’s a great special teamer and you aren’t giving him enough credit. If you are a scout or a GM who doesn’t work for the patriots then you should be happy they have someone you don’t think is good.

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